Supervised Extshp Sem (LAW-769-012)
IMPORTANT: This is a three credit class to be taken at the same time as an externship (Law-899). NOTE: CLASS WILL MEET IN SMALL GROUPS FOR AN EXTRA HOUR EVERY OTHER WEEK. TIME TBD. The time/place of this extra meeting is determined by the professor. REGISTRATION: There are two parts to registering for an externship: 1) Register on-line for the seminar as you would for any class. 2) Register for the field placement by going to the Externship Page www.wcl.american.edu/externship and submit a Externship Fieldwork Application, which generates the necessary forms.
"Becoming A Lawyer" This is a 3-credit graded seminar where students working in externship field placements will seek to meet their individualized learning goals, enhance their ability to learn from real world experiences, develop a capacity for self-direction and problem solving, and consider what kind of lawyer they would like to be (i.e., (a) type of institution in which you would like to work ((1)private practice, solo, small firm, large firm; (2) non-profit practice; (3) government practice; (4) in-house counsel; (5) or (6) some form of alternative legal practice); (b) the type of clients for whom you would like to work and (c) the substantive area of law that you wish to pursue). We will work to meet these goals and objectives through weekly class meetings, reading assignments, weekly journal entries, student class presentations, guest lecturers and reflective writing assignments.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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